Social Media and Big Data II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Cartography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 1, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Jaehee Park, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Atsushi Nara
Chairs: Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Call for Submissions

If you would like to contribute to this stream of sessions, please submit your abstract online ( first. Then email Ming-Hsiang Tsou (, the title, abstract, author information and AAG PIN number by October 24, 2018, to be included in our “Social Media and Big Data” paper sessions. If you have any questions please email to one of the organizers. Session Organizers: Ming-Hsiang Tsou ( Atsushi Nara ( Jaehee Park ( The Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age & Department of Geography, San Diego State University


Social media and big data have transformed our world into interconnected cyberspace and real space. Geographers can now trace, monitor, map, and analyze the spread of social movements, disease outbreaks, nature hazards, crime incidents, and popular events by utilizing digital data available through social media platforms, open data initiatives, and cyberinfrastructures. These provide a vast amount of dynamic geographic information in a form of timestamped GPS/location sensor tags, check-ins, addresses, and/or place names and offer great research opportunities and challenges for examining and modeling human behaviors, networks, communications, and movements (Kwan, 2016; Tsou, 2015). The organized paper sessions will focus on the development of theories, methods and practices on the topics including but not limited to:

• Visualization and computation of social media and big data
• Spatial and Spatiotemporal data analytics and modeling on social media and big data
• Geocomputation techniques for effectively managing and analyzing social media and big data
• Location-based social network analysis
• Uncovering human dynamics hidden in different kinds of geo-tracking data
• Accuracy and uncertainty of geo-tagged or geo-targeted social media and big data
• Digital divide and ethical issue in social media analytics
• Data sharing, dissemination, and privacy issues in social media and big data
• Spatiotemporal diffusion of innovation and ideas in social media channels
• Emerging new media data for human dynamics research

Kwan, M.-P. (2016). Algorithmic Geographies: Big Data, Algorithmic Uncertainty, and the Production of Geographic Knowledge. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2), 274–282.
Tsou, M.-H. (2015). Research challenges and opportunities in mapping social media and Big Data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 42(sup1), 70–74.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Lei Zou*, Texas A&M University, Nina Lam, Louisiana State University, Heng Cai, Louisiana State University, Sensing and Improving Disaster Resilience through Social Media Data Mining 20 2:35 PM
Presenter Hoeyun Kwon*, University of Iowa, Caglar Koylu, University of Iowa, Empirical evaluation of parameters and models for extracting topics from short text and geotagged social media data 20 2:55 PM
Presenter Ruowei Liu*, University of Georgia, Xiaobai Yao, University of Georgia, Forecasting Presidential Election Results – An Integrative Modeling Approach 20 3:15 PM
Presenter LI ZHOU*, Beijing Normal University, LIN LU, Anhui Normal University, DIANTING WU, Beijing Normal University, Spatio-temporal differentiation impacts on hotel prices during the Canton Fair 20 3:35 PM
Presenter Jaehee Park*, San Diego State University, Building a Spatial Social Network of Public Discourse in Social Media (Twitter) 20 3:55 PM

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